How fair is the Rose! what a beautiful flower!
The glory of April and May:
But the leaves are beginning to fade in an hour,
And they wither and die in a day.
Yet the Rose has one powerful virtue to boast,
Above all the flowers of the field!
When its leaves are all dead and fine colours are lost,
Still how sweet a perfume it will yield!
So frail is the youth and the beauty of man,
Though they bloom and look gay like the Rose;
But all our fond care to preserve them is vain,
Time kills them as fast as he goes.
Then I’ll not be proud of my youth and my beauty,
Since both of them wither and fade;
But gain a good name by well doing my duty:
This will scent like a Rose when I’m dead.
Divine and Moral Songs, 1866
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Divine and Moral Songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children with some additional composures #SIII||How fair is the Rose! what a beautiful flower!||How fair is the Rose! what a beautiful flower!||Isaac Watts||12,8,12,8||1866|
|Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons 3rd Am. from 9th London ed. #d99||How fair is the rose!what a beautiful flower||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1840|
|Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons #d90||How fair is the rose what a beautiful flower||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1826|
|Songs, Divine and Moral #158||How fair is the rose! what a beautiful||1844|